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Baseball great, heart failure patient Rod Carew launches ‘Heart of 29’ campaign

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS – As soon as Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew began recovering from life-threatening heart problems, he became driven by one thought: How can I help?

Carew knew his story could inspire more people to take control of their heart health and encourage more donations toward […]

January 30th, 2016|Categories: Heart Disease, Heart Failure, LVAD, Patients, Rod Carew||1 Comment

Guitar great Pete Huttlinger dies of stroke at 54

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Pete Huttlinger was born with a gift for playing guitar, a skill that took him to great professional heights. In addition to Emmy and Grammy nominations and a National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, he earned the praise of his peers; Vince Gill called him “wickedly […]

Clemson’s Swinney wins AHA’s Bear Bryant Award as top college football coach

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Clemson’s Dabo Swinney guided the Clemson Tigers to the verge of an undefeated season, carrying a No. 1 ranking into the playoffs and clawing their way toward a national championship until deep into the title game.

Although they came up short, they still finished […]

College football’s title game coaches meet again Wednesday for AHA’s Bryant Award ceremony

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After squaring off in the national championship game on Monday night, Alabama’s Nick Saban and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney will be in Houston on Wednesday night to see if they won the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award presented by the American Heart Association.

Tom […]

AHA to debut in Tournament of Roses Parade

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Over its 91-year history, the American Heart Association has been supported in many spectacularly visual ways – from annual presidential proclamations to national landmarks lit up in red to a YouTube video viewed nearly 4 million times.

Another headliner joins that list on New Year’s Day […]

Clemson, Alabama football coaches among finalists for Bryant Award

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — College football coaches Dabo Swinney of top-ranked Clemson and Nick Saban of second-ranked Alabama are among the finalists for the 2015 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award presented by the American Heart Association.

Kirk Ferentz of Iowa, David Shaw of Stanford, Tom Herman […]

Baseball great Rod Carew winning fight for life

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The way Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew sees it, his body is in a slump.

The way his doctors see it, he’s winning the fight for his life.

Carew’s world took this drastic turn Sept. 20, when he suffered a heart attack while playing golf. A […]

Surgeon General: Medical professionals must boost emphasis on prevention

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — As a youngster in Miami, Vivek Murthy enjoyed hanging out at his dad’s primary-care practice. Being around those patients and learning their problems prompted an insightful diagnosis: So much of what brought them into the office was preventable.

These days, as Surgeon General […]

New era of Precision Medicine closer to reality

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The end of Daylight Savings Time was a sleep disrupter. Body clocks had to adjust.

How’d it go for you? What happened to your sleep rhythms? Did you have other health ramifications?

Sensors and other technological advances can generate such raw data and a new era is […]

‘1 Team, 1 Vision’ — AHA, Google Life Sciences launch $50 million project

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — While some incredible breakthroughs have come from the traditional way of fighting cardiovascular disease, it remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. So why not shake things up?

Google Life Sciences Chief Executive Andy Conrad suggested a radical new approach to American Heart […]